We know, you’ve heard it all before, the same old same old: we’re great, use us, extensive databases … blah, blah, blah. And just before you switch off you’re last thought on the subject may well be “whatever, recruitment is recruitment, right?”.
Anyone who spends long enough trawling a database and ‘pings’ enough CVs off will eventually make a placement. They’ll consider that to be “recruitment”.
On the receiving end as a candidate you will be bewildered why you are apparently “suitable” for such a wide variety of jobs nobody has thought to discuss with you – being local and available doesn’t mean appropriate.
On the receiving end as a client you will invariably be left feeling you could have done as good a job, if not better, yourself without having to engage with the irritating so-and-so passing off the CVs as a job well done. That’s not recruitment as we recognise it.
We believe “recruitment” means US finding the RIGHT PERSON for the RIGHT JOB. Occasionally that’s all we’ll present a client with, the one person they’ll want to hire, but more often than not we’ll provide a choice of up to three candidates who for different reasons that we can substantiate through knowledge of the candidate, their ethos and character would meet expectations.
How do we do it? The team are all trained in food industry know-how by Alan Donaldson, MD. With first-hand experience as both a hiring manager and interim manager Alan is in a unique position to understand exactly what it takes to deliver a mutually successful placement and he has instilled this within the team.
As the golfing great Gary Player said “the more I practice the luckier I get” – it’s not through luck when AIM consultants find themselves with multiple job offers being made and roles created to accommodate shortlisted candidates. When clients can’t bring themselves to turn away such a good match you know that’s a job well done and that makes us feel as great as it makes you feel!
So, does it work? Yes it does. AIM has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 years developing an excellent network of contacts, repeat business and personal recommendations from clients and candidates alike. If you’re not amongst those who’ve tried and tested this breath of fresh air in the stale world of recruitment maybe now’s the time to do so.
Get in touch and try AIM Recruitment for yourself.